Language and Health Symposium

The University of Houston Downtown (UHD) Department of History, Humanities, and Languages, in collaboration with the Certification Commission for Healthcare Interpreters (CCHI), will host the Language and Health Symposium on April 5, 2024. The Symposium will bring together faculty of various interpreting programs, interpreter educators from the private sector, and practitioners, managers of interpreting services, from across the U.S. Participants will discuss best practices in program development, innovative pedagogical approaches and research as well as delivery of culturally-competent health care for linguistically diverse patient populations.

The Symposium offers two concurrent tracks of 30-minute presentations on the following topics:

  • Program Development
  • Medical Spanish
  • Pedagogical Approaches
  • Health, Language, & Society
  • Emphasis on Health Providers and Settings

Attendee Registration: 9:30 – 10 am (outside Milam room)
Presentations: 10 am – 4:30 pm (Lunch on your own at 12:30-1:30 pm; cafeteria has Chick-Fil-A and Starbucks) See full Schedule here

CE credits: 3 CE hours (general) (CEAP ID #10388) (Certificate of attendance provided at the end of the day.)

Cost: Free (Registration is required)

Where: University of Houston Downtown (see map here)
Girard Street Building, 3rd floor, Milam room (UHD Welcome Center)
Houston, TX 77002

Public Transportation: Light rail line, Main Street Stop, at the 3rd floor entrance level to the UHD One Main Building which is attached to the Academic Building where the Summit will take place.

Parking: $5  at the UH Downtown Visitor Parking Lot (201 Girard Street, Houston, TX  77002). OR: there are City lots around the campus also available.

Registration for the Symposium is closed.

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